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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 1, 1982-Page 3

Access

TV to televise

immediate city vote count

By DAVID SPAK
Subscribers to Ann Arbor cable
television will be able to catch up-to-
the-minute city election results Monday
night, when Comnunity Access chan-
nel 8 airs a new program for broad-
casting immediate, unofficial infor-
mation directly from the precincts.
Elliot Chikofsky, a University
engineering researcher, developed the
program with about 10 graduate
students from his information systems
design class, and with his company,
Radius Systems, Inc. Because National
Bank and Trust is sponsoring the
project, taxpayers will not have to pay
for it.
"It's a nice thing to do for the citizens
of Ann Arbor," said City Clerk Winifred
Northcross. "If the people like it, we
will continue to do it."
4 CHIKOFSKY'S program takes unof-
ficial election results directly from the
city clerk's office, enters them into a

computer terminal at City Hall, then
relays the information on telephone
lines to a University computer in the
engineering school, and finally to the
television viewers.
Northcross said the broadcast will
not affect the vote count, which is done
almost entirely by hand in Ann Arbor.
The county has used Chikofsky's.
program to tabulate its election results
since August, 1980. Until then, the coun-
ty had to transfer punch card results by
hand to add them in with the voting
machine totals.
"THAT USED to be a laborious
process," said County Clerk Robert
Harrison. "So we gave the two systems
a common format for completing elec-
tion reports."
The new program also cut down on
the amount of time needed to determine
officialelection results, from nine days
to two, and "the accuracy rate is ex-
tremely high," according to Harrison.

Because Chikofsky's program cost
about eight percent of competition's,
Harrison explained, "the experiment
has mutual benefits for students, the
county, and the taxpayers."
Chikofsky is now working out the
exact method the results will be presen-
ted Monday to the 10,000 homes equip-
ped with cable in Ann Arbor. "We can
display any portion of the results, any
particular precinct or ward, that we
want," he said.
National Bank and Trust decided to
sponsor the broadcast because "we like
to do our part in the community," said
Larry Hosfelt, vice president and direc-
tor of marketing. "The community
supports us and we want to support
them.
"And, we've never done anything on
cable television before," Hosfelt said.
"It's an up-and-coming medium."

ELLIOT CHIKOFSKY, proprietor of Radius Systems, Inc., enters mock city election returns into a computer terminal
at Community Access Television, 107 N. Fifth St., yesterday. Radius Systems will televise immediate city election
returns over Access channel 8 Monday night.

I

~HAPPENINGS-
HIGHLIGHT
Hailed as one of the most lively, yet most dramatic musical experiences of
the decade, "Jesus Christ Superstar" will be presented by the University's
UAC-MUSKET Company. Because of the huge success of past productions,
"Superstar" is certain to sell out quickly and groups are urged to purchase
tickets as soon as possible. The show opens tonight, 8 p.m., at the Power Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts.
FILMS
MED-The General, 7p.m.; Intolerance, 8:30, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Alt. Act.-People's Firehouse & Prairie Fire, 8p.m., RC Aud.
CG-Animal Farm, 7 p.m.; Red Scare Night, 8:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT-To Catch a Thief, 4, 7, & 9p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Women's Action Group-Killing Us Softly, 7 p.m., East Quad, 52 Green.
PERFORMANCES
The Blind Pig-Steve Nardella Band, $3.00.
Ark-Bowhand, blues, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Eclipse Jazz-Jam Session, 9:30 p.m., University Club.
Musical Society-Ted Joselson, pianist, 8:30p.m., Rackham Aud.
School of Music-Violin Recital, Joan Hurlye, BM, 8p.m., Recital hall; Mu
Phi Epsilon recital, 8 p.m., Stearns.
Theatre & Drama-"Getting Out," 8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre; Harold
Pinter sketches, 4:10 p.m., Arena Theatre.
SPEAKERS,
Dept. of English-Lisa Barton-i'Literary Theory and Technical Discour-'
se," 7:30 p.m., West Conference Room, Rackham.
Center for Japanese Studies-Michio Muramatsum "Party-Bureaucratic
Interaction in Japanese Politics," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
School of Music-Carlton Gamer, "Musical Destinies," 8 p.m., Rackham
Assembly Hall.
Physical Chemistry-Michael Kacner, "An Electron Defraction Study of
Laser-Pumped SF6," 4 p.m., Rm. 1200, Chem.
Health Psychology-Jack Kirscht, "Research on Patient Adherence to
Medical Regimens," noon, VA Medical Cntr., 2215 Fuller Rd., Rm. A-154.
Biological Sciences-Max Wicha, "Extracellular Matrix in Mammary
Development," noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
Evolution & Culture-Raymond Grew, Sherry Ortner, Joan Scott, Touise
Tilley, "Women's History & Ideology," 4-6 p.m., East Lecture Room,
Rackham.
Program in Judiac Studies, CNENAS, Dept. of Poli. Sci.-Shaul Mishal,
professor of political sci. at Tel Aviv Univ., Israel, and Yale Univ., "The
West band and the PLO Dilemma", 2p.m., Chem. Bldg., Rm. 1300.
Medicinal Chemistry-Chris Bigge, "Bio-Organix Studies on Bacteria
Rhodopsin and Bovine hodopsin," 4 p.m., 3554 CC Little.
Vision/Hearing-Stephen S. Easter, "Color Vision in Fishes," 12:15-1:30
p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Transportation Engineers-David Bacon, "Traffic Control Equipment,"
12:15 p.m., 1217 East Engineering.
Urban Planning-Eisley, "The Second Computer Revolution," 11 a.m.-
noon, 1040 Dana.
Gaylens Med. Soc.-Robert Petesdorf, "Is Future Shock Already
Here?," 4p.m., Sheldon Center Aud., Towsley Center.
Computer, Info. & Control Eng.-Alfred Aho, "A Shannon Approach to the
Analysis of Information Network Protocols," 11 a.m., 2084 East Engin.;
"Bounds on the Size and Speech of Communications Protocols," noon, 2084
East Engin.
Mech. Eng. & Applied Mech.-Arthur Quader, "A Novel Stratified-Charge
Engine Concept," 4 p.m., Chrysler Center.
Public Health, Ethics & Religion, Public Health Students Assn.-Eric
Stover, "Human Rights: A Concern for Health Workers," 7:30 p.m., Thomas
Francis Aud., SPH.
ISMRRD-Leadership Development Series, "Management Style," for
more info, call 763-4481.
MEETINGS
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Union.-
Campus Crusade for Christ-7 p.m., 2003 Angell hall.
Med. Cntr. Bible Study-12:30 p.m., Rni. F2230 Mott Children's Hospital.
Western European Studies-"Univ. of Mich./Univ. of Wes. Academic
Year in Florence, Italy," 7p.m., 203 Tappan.
MISCELLANEOUS
Tau Beta Pi-Free Tutoring in lower-level math and science courses, 7-11
p.m., 307 UGLI, 8-10 p.m., 2332 Bursley.,
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners class, 7 p.m., Intermediate class, 8
p.m., Union.
Folk Dance Club-Ballroom dancing, 7-8:30 p.m., League.
League-International night, Australia, 5-7:15 p.m.
Museum of Art-Closed.
WCBN-88.3 FM, Council of Black Student Organ., "We Demand Trotter
House Back," 6-6:30 p.m.; Issuistic: Rise & Demise of the Ann Arbor Hash
Fest, 7-8 p.m.
War Tax Protestor's Silent Vigil No. 4-noon-1 p.m., Diag
American Cancer niiv-affodil Days: flowers on sale to raise funds

City police
By BILL SPINDLE
Ann Arbor police yesterday filed charges ab
against a man who held off dozens of e
police officers Tuesday night after si
firing several rounds ofashots out of his
N. First St. home. th+
Police officials said the man, repor- w
tedly Thomas Hackman, 26, of 314 N.th
First St., was transferred yesterday of
from University Hospital, where he was t
treated for a "minor" face wound he I
suffered during the three-and-a-half- an
hour siege. o
He was taken to Ypsilanti State fi
Hospital, where he will be capable of un
standing trial, police said.M
HACKMAN WAS charged yesterday d
with "intent to commit great bodily al
harm" and with "malicious destruction do
of property valued above $1,000," do

file chargi
Also, yesterday, police officials were
ble to piece together in greater detail
xactly what had happened during the
ege the night before.
THEY SAID Hackman opened fire on
he street shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday
ith a .22-caliber rifle. The bullets tore
hrough the large plate glass windows
an empty business building across
he street.
Officer William Wise who was sent to
nswer reports of the shots, stepped out
I his car just as Hackman allegedly
red a second set of shots. Wise dove
rnder his car, where he was trapped for
nost of the episode. Police said yester-
ay that Hackman apparently was not
iming at Wise, but was firing at ran-
om from the door as they said he had
one on the first set of rounds.

against gunman

f
,

Hackman, who police said had
smoked a "considerable amount" of
marijuana, then allegedly. barricaded
himself alone in the house and began a
three-hour seige with police. Ann Arbor,
police brought in their Special Tactics
Unit (S.T.U.) and surrounded the house
with support from Washtenaw County
and Pittsfield Township officers.
SPECIALLY trained hostage and
crisis situation negotiators, who talked
to Hackman on the telephone
throughout the three hours, reported
that his speech was "extremely disjoin-
ted," and that he was acting "very
irrational."
Hackman broke the seige at 10:30
p.m. when he fired "numerous" shots
at detective Greg Stewart, an S.T.U. of-
ficer who was perched on the roof of a

nearby residence. Stewart returned one
round of fire from his high powered
rifle to protect himself. Stewart's bullet
struck the sill of the window Hackman
was firing from, sending splinters into
Hackman's chin,
After the volley of shots, Hackman
left the rifle upstairs in the bedroom he
had been firing from and went down-
stairs where police kicked in the front
door and found him "weeping" in the
living room. He was arrested without
any resistance, said Corbett.

Committee passes GSL fund increase
(Continued from Page 1)

congressional approval, it would
guarantee graduate And professional
student eligibility for the program until
at least Oct. 1, 1982. By this time, most
students would have already received
their loans for the 1982-83 academic
year.
It had been previously proposed that
graduate and professional students no
longer be allowed to receive GSLs.
Part of the money appropriated by
the new bill would also be used to cover
costs for Pell and State Student Incen-
tive Grants - for which only un-
dergraduate students are eligible -
and the College Work-Study Program.
Graduate and professional students
made up about 26 percent of the
borrowersrunder the GSL Program last
year and receiv~ed about 30 percent of
the funds awarded, according to figures
compiled by the Graduate and
Professional Financial Aid Council.
THE NUMBER of students affected is
what has brought more attention to that
proposal," University Director of
Financial Aid Harvey Grotrian said.
The interest rate on a GSL is either
seven or nine per cent, depending on
when the loan was signed, and
repayment is deferred until the student
has completed his educational
program.
In addition to the GSL and auxiliary
Loan to Assist Students programs, the
only other types of federal aid graduate
students are eligible for are the
National Direct Student Loan and
College Work Study Programs.
THE FACT that these students are

eligible for less forms of alternative aid
then undergraduates may be one.
reason, according to Grotrian, that
their elimination from the GSL
Program received little support.
Grotrian said he also believes
Congress has been influenced by student
and institutional response to financial
aid cutbacks, but added, "I don't think
either group, singularly could have
awakened the conscience of Congress."
-Jackie Parker, a legislative assistant
to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), said,
however, she believes the Reagan ad-
ministration plans to eventually cut off
all federl aid for higher education.
"Their aim," she said, "is to squeeze,
squeeze, squeeze, until it's down to
zero."
BUT, PARKER said, "We're not
going to give him (Reagan) what he
wants," adding she was fairly confident
the appropriations bill would be passed
by the Senate.
A spokesperson for Sen. Donald
Riegle (D-Mich.) also said she expects
the bill to be approved and that op-
postition to other proposed cuts in the
GSL program may be increasing.
She cautioned, however, that
graduate students still face the danger
of being eliminated from the program
in the future.
Bill Kerans, press secretary for Rep.
Carl Pursell (R-Ann Arbor), said he
expects the Senate vote on the funds to
be close.
He agreed, however, that support for
Reagan's proposed cuts may be shif-
ting. "The people we have talked to

seem to indicate that support is
building to maintain these programs at
what we consider an appropriate
level," he said.
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